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FORKLIFT OPERATOR TRAINING

Ensure your warehouse workers are safe with high quality training

DON'T RELY ON FORKLIFT OPERATOR CERTIFICATIONS ALONE

Forklift operator training modules use the same core competency approach to behavior-based training used successfully in the passenger vehicle and truck DDT to ensure the safe operation of warehouse vehicles by certified operators. Program content complies with OSHA standards – the highest in the workplace safety and health industry.

 

Although the program does not teach how to operate a forklift or replace formal training requirements, it is an excellent supplement for certified operators. All footage used in training is shot on-location using real-life, full-motion video. 

 

Our program delivers consistent, standardized risk reporting simply by regularly testing drivers—in a method known as Pulse Training—and tracking their progress over time. This also reinforces core concepts across multiple risk categories, ultimately improving retention by as much as 150%.

 

Distractions

When operators are distracted by cell phones, loud music, or food and drink, they endanger themselves and the workers around them. In this course, operators will learn the impacts that visual, auditory, and manual distractions have on driving performance, and how they can be avoided.

 

Working Alongside Pedestrians

Routinely working near forklifts, pedestrians can become complacent, and underestimate the dangers these vehicles pose. This course identifies common conflict points where a forklift and pedestrian may collide, and teaches operators how to effectively communicate with pedestrians in order to prevent disaster.

 

Docks and Trailers

Limited space, constant activity, and changing road surfaces make operating on loading docks and inside trailers difficult and dangerous. In this course, operators will learn the importance of inspecting the dock, trailer, and the travel route to help ensure they safely navigate these danger zones.

 

Stability and Load Shifting

Cargo is often only held in place by gravity, and a slight miscalculation in how it is loaded, carried, or deposited can cause cargo to fall, or forklifts to overturn. To help prevent fatal injury to operators and pedestrians alike, this course explains how to safely handle loads, while also maintaining vehicle stability.

 

Visibility

Operators must be able to see a hazard in order to avoid it, but the design of a forklift combined with various obstructions in the workplace can present significant visual problems. This course teaches operators how to safely handle situations of reduced visibility, and identifies specific work areas where these challenges are common.

 

Vehicle Inspection

When a forklift has a mechanical failure, the consequences can be fatal. This course examines the components critical to a forklift’s operation and why these components can fail, while also teaching operators how to identify defects before they become a threat to health and safety.

 

Safe Mindset

An operator’s mindset has a direct impact on the safety of the workplace. This course examines the dangers of overconfidence and complacency, and teaches operators how they can take precautions against these ways of thinking.

 

Working Alongside Other Vehicles

Having one forklift in the workplace can be dangerous enough, but when multiple vehicles operate in the same space, the risk of serious collision only increases. In this course, operators will learn which areas pose the greatest challenges for multiple vehicles, and how to navigate them.

 

Ramps and Slopes

They may seem like an easy challenge to overcome, but ramps and slopes are some of the most dangerous areas for a forklift to operate on. In this course, operators will learn what makes these areas so perilous, and how to ascend and descend a ramp or slope safely.

 

Elevated Loads

Forklifts are meant to lift and carry heavy cargo, but raising cargo high above the ground actually reduces vehicle stability. This course explains how improper load handling can lead to a tipover, and teaches operators techniques on how to maintain vehicle stability when cargo is raised.

 

Steering and Maneuvering

A forklift is not like a car, and handles differently than the average person might expect. This course teaches operators why everyday manuevers like turning or reversing are dangerous in a forklift, and how to avoid fatal rollovers.

 

The Dangers of Overloading

Every forklift has its limits, and if these limits are exceeded, danger will follow. In this course operators will learn what can happen if a forklift is carrying too much weight, and how to tell if it is overloaded.